Spider-Man PS4: All The Suits And Their Comic Book Origins (Spoilers!)

Classic Suit (Damaged)

Spider-Man on PS4 has finally arrived and the word is in: the game is practically every bit the superhero simulator we were hoping for. Insomniac Games nailed the traversal, which effectively means that every moment in the game makes you feel like Spider-Man. The dramatic camera angles, the sense of speed, and the characterization of Spidey are easy qualities to love.

The sheer number of unlockables also ensures that you’re never far away from a new look or skill to add to your Spider-Man fantasy. In this feature, we are going to take a look at every suit that you can earn while leveling up and completing challenges, as well their relevant reference points and suit powers.

If you’re still early in the game, beware: you will be spoiled if you continue through the gallery. That said, you can also check out our beginner guides for the game, including a look at the best skills to prioritize in your unlock tree, and useful tips to keep in mind as you start off. But if you’re here for suits and have no interest in our advice, read on.

The first suit we’re going to look at is the one you wear at the start of the game, the classic Spider-Man suit, although it’s quickly in need of repairs after the opening missions. This kicks off the beginning of a series of upgrades, all thanks to your unlikely patron, Otto Octavius.

Advanced Suit

The Advanced Suit is the first new suit that you unlock, and was designed exclusively for the game by Insomniac. Its suit power, Battle Focus, allows you to generate a charge that can be used to either heal yourself or use powerful finishing moves.

Classic Suit (Repaired)

Once you get your Classic Suit back, it comes with the suit power, Web Blossom. Trigger it to watch Spider-Man leap in the air and spray webbing on almost everything in his immediate surroundings.

Noir Suit

This suit, inspired by 2009’s Spider-Man Noir comic-book run, looks cool and grants you an effective suit power. With Sound of Silence activated, enemies that become alerted to your presence will refrain from calling backup.

Scarlet Spider Suit

The origins of this particular suit are a bit unusual. It’s the suit of Ben Reilly–a mysterious clone of Peter Parker–who at one point fought crime in Manhattan alongside Spider-Man during the events of infamous comic book arc, The Clone Saga. Its suit power, Holo Decoy, spawns figments of Spider-Man as he moves for a short period of time, and enemies that attack them will wind up stunned as a result.

Spider Armor MK II

This black and yellow suit was designed back in 2011 to help protect Spider-Man from gunfire, and that’s exactly what it does when you activate the Bullet Proof suit power.

Secret War Suit

This suit is in reference to the 2004 Secret War comics, and its suit power is one of the most effective in the game. Trigger the Arms Race power to emit an EMP blast that stuns every enemy within a short range, freeing yourself from a swarm of bad guys and opening them up to attack.

Stark Suit

This suit made its debut in the 2016 Captain America: Civil War film and has since appeared in subsequent Marvel films: Spider-Man: Homecoming and Avengers: Infinity War. Its suit power is the Spider-Bro, a mechanical friend that can zap enemies during combat to make them drop their guard.

Negative Suit

The Negative Suit is designed to mimic the game’s major villain, Mr. Negative. In addition to its unusual look, its suit power emits a devastating shockwave of negative energy.

Electrically Insulated Suit

This lightly padded suit debuted in issue #425 of The Amazing Spider-Man in 1997 when Spider-Man and the X-Men fought Electro. Activating its Electric Punch suit power charges your fists with electricity and lets you stun enemies on impact.

Spider-Punk Suit

Rock Out to blast enemies with a wave of “righteous sound” with the Spider-Punk’s suit power, or simply enjoy his unorthodox superhero costume. Spider-Punk first appeared in comics in 2015, and is the alter ego of an alternate-universe version Hobie Brown aka The Prowler.

Wrestler Suit

Throwing enemies into other enemies is one of the great joys during combat in Spider-Man, and the King of the Ring suit power granted to you by the Wrestler Suit allows you to snag bad guys without having to web them up first. It seems to be the game’s version of the wrestling gear Spider-Man wore on the night Uncle Ben was murdered.

Fear Itself Suit

If you just want to punch villains really hard and not bother with a lot of footwork during a fight, using the Fear Itself’s suit power, Quad Damage, is the way to go.

The suit itself is based on Spider-Man’s appearance from the Marvel crossover Fear Itself, which ran in 2011. The outfit has Spider-Man sporting bracelets made from Asgardian uru, the same magical metal used to create Thor’s hammer.

Stealth (“Big Time”) Suit

This black and green suit gives you a power that, when activated, makes you invisible to non-alerted enemies. This is a popular suit that’s appeared in a lot of games since its comic debut in 2010.

In the comics, Peter developed the suit using new technology he created from his job at Horizon Labs. It’s closely associated by fans with the “Big Time” storylines.

Spider Armor Mk III

If you recall what the previous Spider Armor Mk model did, then it makes perfect sense that this suit takes bullet proofing one step further. Though it won’t work for sniper fire, every other incoming bullet will bounce right off of this suit and fire back at the shooter when you activate the Titanium Alloy Plates suit power.

In the comics, the Spider Armor Mk III was developed by Peter as a last resort suit to combat the Sinister Six. How fitting given its power and armored appearance.

Spider-Man 2099 Black

Spider-Man 2099 was a popular 1992 comic series that jumped ahead in time and presented a new hero behind the mask, Miguel O’Hara. The Low Gravity suit power associated with it increases your hang-time while activated.

Iron Spider Suit

The Iron Spider suits is one of the coolest in the game. It looks awesome, and comes with a suit power that causes metallic arms to rise from Spider-Man’s back and attack nearby enemies. Though the original Iron Spider suit debuted back in 2006, this version was popularized in Avengers: Infinity War.

Velocity Suit

If you have a need for speed, this Velocity Suit’s power Blitz will make you spring away from danger faster in combat, and send enemies flying farther than usual based on your momentum. The suit was designed specifically for the game by artist Adi Granov, who is known more famously for his art in the classic Iron Man: Extremis storyline.

Spider Armor Mk IV

This Spider Armor Mk series returns to a sleeker look for the fourth model. Its suit power can generate a temporary forcefield that protects you from all incoming damage. In the comics, the suit was created by Peter for his friend, Hobie Brown, to use in order to impersonate him. There’s more to that story, but we’ll spare you the details. Comics amirite?

Spirit Spider Suit

And now for something completely different. This out-there suit is based on a 2011 comic that more or less resulted in Peter Parker becoming infused with the power of the damned. This manifests itself when you use the Spirit Fire suit power, which sets enemies ablaze with mysterious blue flames.

Spider-Man 2099 White Suit

The alternate Spider-Man 2099 suit has a very useful suit power, Concussive Blast, that can send enemies flying off of buildings, making them easy one-hit-kill targets. The suit itself is the second one that O’Hara wears and it was designed by Peter during the All-New, All-Different Spider-Man arc.

Vintage Comic Book Suit

This understated suit is still rather impressive given how its rendered with a cel-shaded visual style that makes it pop. As an homage to its roots in classic Spider-Man comics, its suit power causes Spider-Man to release a series of bad jokes and one-liners that are so cringeworthy that they effectively stun nearby enemies.

Last Stand Suit

This leather-clad suit comes late in the game, which is probably for the better given how impactful its suit power can be. Using Unrelenting Fury prevents enemies, even those with shields, from blocking your attacks. This suit is a reference to a short-lived look at an alternate-future Peter Parker that appeared in 2003.

Undies

More Peter Parker than Spider-Man, swinging and kicking around in your underwear is a thing you can do if you need a laugh, but the suit power you get when you unlock this suit is no laughing matter: activate Equalizer to take out enemies with a single blow, but watch out as this punishing rule will also apply to you. Tread lightly, true believer.

Homemade Suit

This kitchy suit comes from Spider-Man: Homecoming and it can be yours if you take the time to find the 55 backpacks scattered across the map. Without a suit power, this one is more for the entertainment value of seeing Spider-Man in a funny outfit that it is a useful addition to your repertoire.

ESU Suit

Completing all of the photography challenges in Spider-Man will net you this collegiate outfit so you can proudly rep Peter Parker’s alma mater–its unofficial suit power.

Anti-Ock Suit

This great-looking suit is unique to the game, and offers the very helpful Resupply suit power, which can be used to refill your gadgets when activated.

Dark Suit

The Dark Suit is earned after you complete all of the Black Cat activities in the game, and is a striking red-and-black suit with looks that make up for its lack of a suit power.


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